This was our first Princess cruise, we have cruised with Royal Caribbean on numerous occasions and cannot help making comparisons.
Pros: The crew were lovely and very helpful, our room steward Anna was great, our room was very clean. The entertainment was very good, especially the Princess Singers and Dancers, as well as other entertainment. However we were expecting a famous celebrity singer or comedian on board for one night. There were plenty of seats at Horizon Court both daytime and evening, with no queueing, disembarking on days out was very quick, only light queueing coming back on board.
Cons: 18% tips is far too high for drinks. Signed receipts for drinks should be given automatically without asking. Account could not be activated on TV screens. Food was disappointing, hot food was cold or tepid, and not enough choice in both Any Time Dining restaurants or Horizon. Portions in restaurants far to small with not enough vegetables. Too much carvery pork in Horizon with no other choice.
Clean cabin, Anna was lovely. Bed tidied three or four times daily.
Took a quite a long time to embark but was busy and half term
We have been here before, plenty of shops and if you are hungry restaurant serving octopus and seafood in main square.
Unfortunately stayed in the port and walked for nearly an hour to nearest town Getko. Dont bother with Getko there is absolutely nothing there.
We didnot go into Bordeaux but went on the shuttle to the nearest town (name escapes me now) but really pretty, a lovely walk with lots of shops and a gorgeous beach.
We really enjoyed Guernsey and ate lunch in a lovely little French restaurant. Marks & Spencer sold newspapers and magazine which was much welcomed.